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Dissertations from 2002

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Same students, different strategies. A sociocultural perspective to studying language learning strategies in a second language setting, Gihan Sidky Al Azab

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The educational impact of Tech Prep on Massachusetts occupational education programs, James Patton Alicata

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Exploring the internal and external factors influencing the career development of first generation Filipina Americans, Belinda Corteza Badger

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Social perceptions of African-American community college transfer students at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Norman Lynn Barber

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Making science accessible through collaborative science teacher action research on feminist pedagogy, Brenda M Capobianco

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Teaching and learning in diverse classrooms: Faculty reflections on their experiences and pedagogical practices of teaching diverse populations, Carmelita Patrice (Rosie) Castaneda

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Stewardship as a transformative practice: An inquiry into the nature of sustained involvement and ongoing learning of environmental stewards, Mark DeMoranville

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Stewardship as a transformative practice : an inquiry into the nature of sustained involvement and ongoing learning of environmental stewards., Mark, DeMoranville, Education

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The impact of marketer -controlled factors on college-choice decisions by students at a public research university, John Donnellan

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Accessing first-grade teachers' images and beliefs about teaching, learning, and students: The use of abstract symbolic drawing, Karen A Droy

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From holistic worldview to holistic education : cross-boundary journeys of educators toward integrative learning and integral being., Yihong, Fan, Education

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College students' construction of writer identity: Furthering understanding through discourse analysis and poststructural theory, Linda A Fernsten

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KMEEP: Linking theory and practice in an effective science pedagogy, Elizabeth Flores-Cotte

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Education for rural development in Côte d'Ivoire: School -based cooperatives as a vehicle for a successful transition of primary school leavers/dropouts from school to real life, Jacqueline A Gnagne

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Neonatal behavior and maternal representations over the first month postpartum: A short-term longitudinal study with Puerto Rican infants and their mothers, Julio Carlos Gonzalez Martinez

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Graphic user interface design curriculum, David Allen Gosselin

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The implementation and utilization of democratic discipline as an approach to classroom management: A case study, Richard Paul Grandmont

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Student perceptions regarding classroom environments for learning, Jean Edith Greenwood

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Participants' perceptions regarding their mentoring relationships in the state of Connecticut Community -Technical College Minority Fellowship Program, Vanessa Harris

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Preparing students for the university: What is the effect of community college accommodation on students who transfer to state universities?, Bruce D Johnson

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Small -sample item parameter estimation in the three parameter logistic model: Using collateral information, Lisa Ann Keller Stowe

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Teaching chemistry using guided discovery and an interactive computer tool, Samia A Khan

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Contributions of friendship: The variability in the experiences of early adolescents with opposite -sex friends, Glenn Alan Lowery

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Learning in Retirement Institutes: The impact on the lives of older adults, Charlene L Martin

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Unheard voices: Toward a therapy of liberation. Six low income Puerto Rican migrant women tell their stories, Heyda M Martinez

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The application of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques in elementary education theory and practice: A constructivist approach, Juana Amelia Mendoza Claudio

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A case study of Price Farm School, an independent, integrated day school: Straw into gold, Jane Inga Miller

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Social perception and metaperception among children with learning and emotional disabilities: A social relations analysis, Gretna Rae Niemi

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Professional school community: Individual conceptualizations and the creation of productive professional relationships among and between a principal and teachers, Philip Brian O'Reilly

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The natural context of mother-toddler play interactions in a rural Nepali community, Sunita Rajouria

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Understanding the role and potential impact of nonverbal communication in the primary inclusion classroom, Susan B Rosa

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Knowing and understanding through auto/ethnography : narrative on transformative learning experience of an international graduate student., Tossaporn, Sariyant, Education

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Knowing and understanding through auto/ethnography: Narrative on transformative learning experience of an international graduate student, Tossaporn Pan Sariyant

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The financial relationship between the Worcester Hahnemann Hospital and the Worcester Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1900–1989, Audrey M Silveri

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Women of color staking a claim for cyber domain: Unpacking the racial /gender gap in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET), Nancy H Sosnowski

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Women of color staking a claim for cyber domain : unpacking the racial/gender gap in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (SMET)., Nancy H. Sosnowski, Education

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Determining support for new teachers in Namibian schools, Michael Katjirari Tjivikua

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Becoming scholars: Constructing literacy in a learning disabilities environment, John Edmund Villemaire

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The new /given index: A measure to explore, evaluate, and monitor eDiscourse in educational conferencing applications, Dana Raymond Welts

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Assessing changes in bystander intervention: The impact of an undergraduate educational program on peer sexual harassment, Elaine R Whitlock

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Perceptions of black male students and their parents about the academic achievement gap between black and white students at the elementary school level, Gloria J. B Williams

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Social justice and mediation, A. Leah Wing

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From holistic worldview to holistic education: Cross-boundary journeys of educators toward integrative learning and integral being, Fan Yihong

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Instructional Web sites design: An object -oriented approach, Thomas Zschocke

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Instructional web sites design : an object-oriented approach., Thomas, Zschocke, Education

Dissertations from 2001

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The phenomenological interview: Exploring awareness of second language learning in the international ESL college student community, Leor Alcalay

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The contextual process of identity: A cultural study of sexual identity change as experienced by American -educated college students studying sexuality in the Netherlands, Peg Brigham Alden

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College persistance among TANF single female parents: An exploratory study, Sandra Aletha Austin

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Siblings of people with disabilities: A developmental analysis of the effects, impacts, and patterns of adaptation, Cinnamon Christine Azeez

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Environmental impact on infant's developing melatonin levels and sleep -wake cycles, Ann Becker

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An inquiry into the emergence of transformative leadership in higher education in South Africa : a phenomenographic study., David I. Bell, Education

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An inquiry into the emergence of transformative leadership in higher education in South Africa: A phenomenographic study, David Ian Bell

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Black and off -white: An investigation of African American and Jewish conflict from Ashkenazic Jewish American perspectives, Warren Jay Blumenfeld

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The effects of teaching /learning environments on the creative process of learning evidenced through a movement analysis tool: The Kestenberg Movement Profile, Rebecca R Burrill

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The Effects of Teaching/Learning Environments on the Creative Process of Learning Evidenced Through a Movement Analysis Tool: The Kesternberg Movement Profile, Rebecca R. Burrill, Education

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Ethnoviolence in higher education: Student perpetrators' perspectives on self, relationships, and morality, Jennifer Mia Callahan

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Developing the writing skills of second language students through the activity of writing to a real reader, Suhong Chang

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The sista' network as the new underground railroad: African American women faculty successfully negotiating the road to tenure, Tuesday La'Nette Cooper

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Disruptive behavior of students with psychological problems: An evaluation of response protocols and training activities of Massachusetts state colleges, Ann E Coyne

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Reflections of first -generation, low income, Puerto Rican college students on the impact of a high school Upward Bound program on their ability to succeed in post-secondary education, Paulette Marie Dalpes

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Construction of social identities : an ethnographic study of Tibetan student discourses in higher education., Karma Choepel Dolma, Education

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Construction of social identities: An ethnographic study of Tibetan student discourses in higher education, Karma Choepel Dolma

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What do fat women want? An exploratory investigation of the influences of psychotherapy on the process by which fat women work toward acceptance of their size and weight, Anne M Downes

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Resettling Vietnamese Amerasians: What have we learned?, Mary Eileen English

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Misconception to concept: Employing cognitive flexibility theory -based hypermedia to promote conceptual change in ill -structured domains, Joseph John Frantiska

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Freedom teachers: Northern White women teaching in southern Black communities, 1860s and 1960s, Judith Collings Hudson

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Pattterns and paths: Ethnic identity development in second generation Indian Americans, Khyati Yogeshkumar Joshi

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Intercultural communication at work: Puerto Rican and Anglo communicative patterns in a service organization, M. Kathleen Koski

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Parents' perceptions of the individualized family service plan, Desiree Phoebe Lalbeharie-Josias

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Constructing disability: A phenomenological interview study of one student's experience(s) of disability, Peter John McDonald

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Validity issues in standard setting, Kevin Charles Meara

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Integrating computer technologies into elementary school teaching: A constructivist professional development approach, Linda D Mensing-Triplett

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An analysis of the psychosocial development of college student -athletes, Anne Robinson Mickle

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Technology and learning in the undergraduate classroom, Brian Lee Miller

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The socio-cultural adaptation of Somali refugees in Toronto : an exploration of their integration experiences., Hassan A. Mohamed, Education

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The socio-cultural adaptation of Somali refugees in Toronto: An exploration of their integration experiences, Hassan Ali Mohamed

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Mentoring and new elementary school teachers: Problems and progress, Martha Lilian Eshun Ntiforo

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Perceptions of Massachusetts family and consumer sciences education professionals regarding the importance and use of the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education in Massachusetts, Jo Ann Pullen

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An Afrocentric education in an urban school: A case study, Bernard Reese

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The effect of *test characteristics on aberrant response patterns in computer adaptive testing, Saba M Rizavi

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Development and evaluation of test assembly procedures for computerized adaptive testing, Frederic Robin

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Developing standards for assessing quality of professional development programs for teachers: An exploratory study, Ana R Rodriguez

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“I am the seed in a watermelon”: Exploring metaphors about *education, welfare reform, and women's lives, Ann Carey Scott

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Academic and social outcomes of general education students in inclusion versus non -inclusion classrooms: A case study, Barbara J Senecal

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Vietnamese young women from the third wave of immigration: Their struggle for higher education, Hoa T Truong

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High -stakes testing and the work of English teachers: An in-depth interview study of Massachusetts English teachers' experiences with the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System), Cara Livingstone Turner

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A study to test a model for predicting fiscal health for institutions of public higher education: A case study, Janet D Wanczyk

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Attitudes of preschool children toward the elderly at the Stride Rite Intergenerational Day Care Center, Eleanor Marie White

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Impact of several computer -based testing variables on the psychometric properties of credentialing examinations, Dehui Xing

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Teacher evaluation and student learning: Perceptions of elementary school principals and teachers, Shuli Xu